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Commonwealth Foundation’s Literary Prize 2012

June 18, 2012

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This  year’s Commonwealth Foundation’s Literary Prizes were won by Shehan Karunatilaka and Emma Martin. While Sri Lankan author, Karunatilaka received the Commonwealth Book Prize 2012 for his debut novel ‘Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew’; Emma Martin from New Zealand won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012 for ‘Two Girls in a Boat’. The awards […]

Shakespeare’s First Theatre Dug Up

June 18, 2012

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RemainsRShak One of Shakespeare’s early playhouses has been discovered by the archeologists from Museum of London Archaeology(MOLA) in London. It is the place where Shakespeare’s famous plays ‘Henry V’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ were first staged. It is a brilliant piece of news for both the historians and the fans of Shakespeare because they now […]

Orange Prize for Fiction , 2012

June 2, 2012

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The Orange Prize for fiction for the year 2012 has been bagged by a debutant novel, ‘The Song of Achilles’, penned by American writer, Madeline Miller. The book has the backdrop of Homeric era and narrates a tale of friendship and love.Here’s a glance at the shortlist for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction: AUTHOR             […]

Orange Prize for Fiction: Not Orange Anymore!

May 29, 2012

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The British Orange Prize for Fiction was started in the year 1996 to encourage women fiction writing. It aimed at recognizing excellence and originality in women’s writings from throughout the world. The prize money for the award is thirty thousand pounds and a bronze medal called ‘Bessie’, a limited edition medal that was designed by […]

Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday

February 7, 2012

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Charles Dickens “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of […]

Salman Rushdie at Jaipur Literature Festival 2012

January 23, 2012

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Yes, Salman Rushdie will be a part of the Jaipur Literature Festival – 2012 finally! Don’t believe it? Believe it or not, this is what is true. True that Rushdie won’t be physically present, But he will be addressing the festival through video conferencing at 3:34 pm IST on Tuesday; January 24, 2012. He has […]

Rushdie and Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 – an Afterword

January 23, 2012

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Rushdie controversy instead of dying down, seems to be growing with each passing day. The latest development has been that the four authors (Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar, Jeet Thayil and Ruchir Joshi), who read excerpts from Salman Rushdie’s controversial book ‘Satanic Verses’ as a mark of protest, have left the Jaipur Literature Festival – 2012 […]